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Esmeralda's Café


15 15 N Pointe Dr
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 864-8007
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Photo of Kenneth Oehmke Kenneth Oehmke
Mar 2, 2023 5

Super friendly. Prices fair. Waitress awesome. Food was fantastic. Everything they were serving looked scrumptious. Wish I lived closer.

Photo of S Alston S Alston
Feb 19, 2023 5

Absolutely delicious! I had the pleasure of trying this Cafe today for brunch. The omelette is phenomenal! The empanadas are quite tasty too. The horchata frappe is amazing. Looking forward to ordering again soon to explore more of their menu.

Photo of Dali Dali
Oct 6, 2022 5

Amazing prices and even more delicious food . I got their breakfast Baleada and it was stunning. The wrap was buttery soft , the meat was citrusy and flavorful and the seasonings all added to the amazing flavor . Recommend for an indulgent breakfast . Didn’t like their latte much but the food keeps the score a solid 5 stars .

Photo of Hannah Mingus Hannah Mingus
Oct 6, 2022 5

Esmerelda's is a true hidden gem in north Durham! I got coffee a few times when they used to be located in Northgate Mall and loved it. I was happy to hear they had opened in a new location after the mall closed. I have only had coffee and donuts from them, but their food menu has so much variety and always looks and smells delicious whenever I am there. I need to plan a full meal soon. Do not sleep on this place!!

Photo of Han N Lumin Han N Lumin
Sep 27, 2022 5

Stopped by for a tropical frappe and it was decent.

Photo of Zana Dew Zana Dew
Sep 17, 2022 5

This place is fantastic...customer service is wondeful..very good food and drinks...there won't be anything to take home later because you'll finish it all..seasonings and flavor is perfectly balanced. Definitely coming here again before we leave Durham :)

Photo of Sean Searle Sean Searle
Sep 3, 2022 5

I want to leave them a good review cause I like their little cafe and the food. But I hope they see this. They do not know how to make espresso drinks. Like they don't even know what they are. At least the barista today did not know. Iced Americano has about a teaspoon of espresso

Photo of Lorenzo Cruz Lorenzo Cruz
Aug 21, 2022 5

My first time here was told food was really good. First thing you can sit or order Togo. We were advised they did not have Wait staff and I didn’t mind that I had to place my order up front. They dont have a big Menu where I can look while waiting. We got to the front and we still did not know what we wanted girl asumes I didn’t know I English and tells the other girl I hate when they do this. Do what there is no menu on the wall didn’t know what I wanted. My thing is that that they should have some sort of menu that one can look at while waiting on line so when it’s finally your turn they don’t get frustrate for not knowing what they have and what you want to eat. And from the photo you can see no menu on wall when it’s your turn. Food was really good will give them that

Photo of Paul Tivnan Paul Tivnan
Jul 18, 2022 5

I just had the best experience and I only called in my order to be picked up. It was the first time I had been to this restaurant and since I was working two doors down I decided to try it. I walked in and everyone was so polite and smiles everywhere. I think that’s what I loved about this place most of all. I felt very welcomed here by the staff. I ordered a steak quesadilla. To say it was amazing is an understatement. So delicious I was wanting more. I can honestly say this is one of my favorite restaurants I have been to and I will now frequent this place more than any other single restaurant. Wonderful place to go for great food and smiling faces. 😀

Photo of Stephanie Carter Stephanie Carter
Jul 13, 2022 5

Absolutely delicious and beautifully done. Very sweet staff. I highly recommend. Thank you so much 🥰

Photo of Caleb Punt Caleb Punt
Jul 2, 2022 5

A really fun place to stop for an affordable brunch! The best deal is the breakfast burrito, which is somehow only 6 dollars; it is very filling and absolutely delicious. The place has a great family atmosphere and the service is wonderful. My wife and I are really happy to have found it and will be regulars!

Photo of Edward DeToma Edward DeToma
Jun 16, 2022 5

Clean restaurant. Great service and food. Fresh cut French fries. Make their donuts fresh. We highly recommend.

Photo of Chuck Taylor Chuck Taylor
May 4, 2022 4

Really good food and pastries. Customer service is very nice. Love the little outdoor seating area

Photo of Arthur Freeman Arthur Freeman
Apr 29, 2022 5

Awesome variety of dishes, really well made food. I've never enjoyed marinara sauce so much!

Photo of Lorgia Harry-Valerio Lorgia Harry-Valerio
Apr 26, 2022 5

Great restaurant to spend time with family and friends food is really good, love the Baleadas from here. Customer service amazing🤗 I will definitely be back soon.

Photo of Samantha Faulhaber Samantha Faulhaber
Apr 23, 2022 5

Such a great hole in the wall! I happened on it after a Costco run (it’s right across the street by Burlington Coat Factory). Everybody speaks Spanish, the food and service cordial and personal (even though I don’t speak Spanish) and amazing. Would definitely recommend if you chance to be lucky enough and find this place.

Photo of Matthew Clark Matthew Clark
Apr 23, 2022 5

Wow I was very impressed. The Chicken Philly & the Sausage Breakfast Burrito we're delicious with tons of flavor! I will be back very soon.

Photo of Justin Shaw Justin Shaw
Apr 23, 2022 5

Really authentic food, very friendly staff, fresh donuts, and fast service. They also have one of the best collections of vintage coffee grinders I've ever seen.

Photo of R RB R RB
Mar 26, 2022 5

This is place is truly authentic! Their bacon egg and cheese croissant is delicious and the caramel latte I didn't even have to add any sugar. It was perfect! My son loves their horchata! They were fast too and so polite! Highly recommend this place.